Robin Hood Case Study

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Robin Hood Case Study | Strategic Management | [Type the author name] | 11 February 2014 SWOT analysis Strengths: * The Merrymen first strength is their growing number of manpower. He needs as much men as possible in order to defeat the sheriff. * Discipline and unity is important in all organisation: “a disciplined band, united in enmity”. * Good division of organisational tasks. Each lieutenant is delegated an important organisational task which improves the group’s efficiency as Robin Hood cannot do everything alone. * Support of the people, support of the farmers and the townspeople, which are larger in numbers. * Deep sense of justice. Weaknesses: * Their biggest weakness is their growing number which creates many problems: * Gold shortage: less merchants enter the forest; * Food shortage: the forest is too small and the gold reserves are decreasing; * Loss of vigilance and discipline: as group grows larger “free-riders” may appear; * Loss of the group’s identity; Opportunities: * Join the barons’ plot to pay the ransom for the king’s return. * Killing the sheriff. * Instruct troops to increase their motivation and discipline. * A better control the traveling routes within the forest. * Tension of power inside the court (Barons and Prince John conflict). Threats: * The sheriff’s growing army: it is getting stronger and more organised. * The sheriff’s political allies: send reinforcements (gets the help from the Prince’s Army). * If sheriff killed: king john’s reprisal. * If Robin Hood decides to deviate from initial vision “rob the rich”, his people might start to divide. A strong army is a unified one. * Join the barons’ plot to pay the ransom for the king’s return. * Killing the sheriff. Q1 The SWOT analysis reveals that even though the Merrymen have

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